TUC is launching an anti-workplace stress campaign that will see union safety
reps around the country completing a welfare MOT on staff.
in offices and factories are being urged to check if work is causing them
excessive stress by using new TUC guidance.
stress test comprises two questionnaires: a people survey designed to assess
whether people’s work is making them stressed, and an organisation survey which
checks how well employers are managing the risks of stress among their
a workplace fails the MOT, the TUC will be advising safety reps to press for a
proper risk assessment and stress audit to be carried out.
MOT is designed to coincide with European Health and Safety Week (14-20
October), which this year focuses on stress.
to the TUC, stress at work is causing around 270,000 workers to take time off
at a cost of £7bn a year.